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Computers OSes Intel processor security flaw will result in slower computers

Discussion in 'Computer Science & Technology' started by Indian Summer, Jan 3, 2018.

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  1. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    More: 'Kernel memory leaking' Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign (2. Jan. 2018)

    Ouch! Other OSes are expected to follow suit soon. And the problem is not limited to desktop computers; cloud services are impacted as well. The expected 5-30% performance hit, depending on the exact Intel processor, could turn out to cause major pain across the world.
  2. Indian Summer

    Indian Summer Administrator Owner

    The Intel bug or security flaw now has a name: Meltdown. Another processor security flaw which affects Intel as well as AMD and ARM processors has been named Spectre.
    More: Meltdown and Spectre: ‘worst CPU bugs ever’ affect virtually all computers (4. January 2018)

    Edit: The flaws also have their own logos! Kinda cool :p

    247px-Meltdown_with_text.svg.png 403px-Spectre_with_text.svg.png
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2018
  3. PTree15

    PTree15 Beach bum

    Good God, this is since 1995???? Wow! That is a ton of computers. Unreal.
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